Understanding and Caring for People with Schizophrenia

By Nursing CE Central

  • Text-Based CME
  • May 12, 2021 - May 13, 2024
  • Contact Hours : 1.5
  • USD 30.00


Understanding and Caring for People with Schizophrenia is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: May 12, 2021
Course Expires on: May 13, 2024

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that causes changes in an individual’s thinking, behavior, and how they process information due to experiencing delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech. This condition affects approximately 1% of the world’s population (20 million) worldwide but is not as common as other mental disorders (1). Schizophrenia causes a tremendous burden on the health, social, and economic status not only for patients but for their families, caregivers, and society.  

Treating a patient experiencing schizophrenic symptoms is an extraordinarily complex task, and it can sometimes take years before the patient responds to the therapy. People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment, and the care they receive is essential to their recovery. These nurses have a greater responsibility to make sure that the individual‘s social, physical, psychological, and spiritual needs are met. Understanding the complex nature of schizophrenia will help the nurse be able to provide the best care possible for the patients that is experiencing positive and negative symptoms in the prodromal, acute, or recovery phase. 

Course Outline:
• Introduction  
• Case Studies 
• Definition  
• Symptoms  
• Causes and Risk Factors of Schizophrenia  
• DSM–5 Criteria for Diagnosis  
• Stages of Schizophrenia
• Prodromal
• Acute
• Recovery 
• Current Treatment
• Pharmacological
• Psychosocial therapy 
• Role of the Nurse Understanding and Caring for Patients with Schizophrenia 
• Healthcare and Economic Impact  
• Conclusion  
• References

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Have a clear understanding of schizophrenia.
• Identify positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
• Identify at least three treatment modalities for schizophrenia and understand the importance of continued treatment. 


Registration Name Category Last Date Price
Course Fee Final Fee 13 May, 2024 USD 30.00

Credit Info

Accreditation Statement:
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss understanding and caring for people with schizophrenia in a healthcare setting. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Accreditations + Approvals:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
• Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
• Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
• New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
• Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Total Credit(s)
  • Contact Hours : 1.5


  • Nursing
  • Psychiatry
  • Nurse Practitioners

Target Audience

  • Nursing
  • Nursing - RN
  • Nursing - LPN
  • Advanced Practice Nurse

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